Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) are encryption technologies that are used on the internet to secure information flow and provide certificate information.
These certificates give users assurance that the website they are connecting with is legitimate. TLS, or Transport Layer Security protocol, is another name for SSL.
Users can check certification, identity, and other information about a website by clicking on the SSL emblem displayed in the address bar in most modern web browsers.
The address bar displays an SSL secure padlock icon when using HTTPS.
If you run an eCommerce site, a membership site, or any other site that requires customers to submit a payment or login, you’ll need an SSL certificate.
Chrome and other current browsers will label your website as Not Secure if it does not have an SSL certificate.
In the Google Chrome web browser, the label “not secure” appears.
If a website has a Not Secure classification, you should continue with extreme caution as a visitor. We advise you not to provide them with any personal information.
How SSL Certificates Work:
. An SSL-secured website is attempted to be accessed by a browser or server (i.e. a web server). The browser/server requests that the web server identify itself.
. The SSL certificate’s credibility is determined by the browser/server. A message is delivered to the web server if this is the case.
. The web server responds with a digitally signed acknowledgment to start an SSL encrypted session.
. The browser/server and the webserver both send and receive encrypted data.
. The web server sends the browser/server a copy of its SSL certificate.
SSL certificates have a number of advantages. SSL customers can, for example:
. Use HTTPS, which gives you a higher Google ranking.
. Provide a safer environment for your customers.
. Increase client confidence to boost conversions.
. Data from both customers and employees should be safeguarded.
. Encrypt the browser’s and server’s communication.
. Boost the security of your mobile and cloud apps.